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Northern Shades

Full-size patterns for 25 stained glass lampshades with step-by-step assembly instructions. Lamp forms are not required.

by Northern Art Glass Studio Designers

Revised and Updated in 2011

This book has been completely revised for this release. It has a new cover design (front and back), an updated instruction section (9 pages) and new easy to read project layouts.

Book Synopsis:

The 25 full-size lampshade designs in this book range from small 8″ (20 cm) night stand styles, elaborate 21″ (53 cm) diameter dining room swags, wall sconces with matching swag lamps, plus 3 of the ever popular inverted ceiling style shades. The majority are medium size shades, many of which are suitable for either swag or lamp base applications.
With 25 versatile designs, this book offers every crafter and all studios a lampshade pattern for virtually any location

Book Details:

  • 8 1/2” x 11” (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
  • 34 Pages – 4 in color
  • 32 Color Photographs
  • List Price: $14.95 US
  • Soft Cover; Square Spine
  • ISBN-10: 0-919985-17-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-17-9

About the Author:

Northern Art Glass is a full service stained glass studio located in the heart of Canada’s national capital – Ottawa Ontario. They have a reputation for innovative glass work in both traditional and contemporary motifs for all manner of windows, doors, indoor screens, and of course a very popular line of lampshades.


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Quick Success Stained Glass

A Beginner’s Instruction Guide

An easy to follow instruction format makes learning stained glass craft techniques simple and fun.

by Randy Wardell

Creating stained glass art is fun and easy – if you get the right instruction! This book has an easy to follow format with a beginner friendly approach to glass cutting and assembly in the traditional copper-foil method used by Louis C Tiffany.

This book features more than 100 color photos that will guide readers through each step of the creation process and then inspire them with full-size patterns for 18 different projects designed specifically for first time crafters. The designs include 8 sun-catchers, 5 window panels, 2 lampshades, 2 flowerpots and 1 candle holder.

Complete assembly instructions plus detailed safety guides throughout the book make this a great companion text for a class or to discover these simple techniques on your own.

Book Details:

  • 24 Pages
  • 111 Photographs
  • 18 Full Size Projects Patterns
  • 11” x 8 1/2” (28 x 21.5 cm)
  • List Price: $11.95 US
  • Soft Cover: Staple
  • ISBN-10: 0-919985-52-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-52-0

About the Author:

Randy Wardell has been in the art glass business for 30 years and he has done it all from instruction & retail supplies, custom glass studio, managing a glass wholesale warehouse, to publishing. He founded Wardell Publications Inc in 1983 to produce books for the glass craft industry. Randy is the author of 14 books and is renowned for his is dynamic and humorous writing style.

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Classic Alphabets

Full Size Stained Glass Alphabets & Numerals

Stained glass designs for 6 complete alphabets in 3 different font styles.

by Tammie Martin

Classic Alphabets by Art Glass designer Tammie Martin believes that a house becomes a home only when it is infused with personal touches, and what better way to add warmth and identifiable character than with words and numbers.

Classic Alphabets contains full-size patterns for six complete alphabets in three different font styles and two numeral styles. The technique section explains how to design with letters and numbers, dividing the background and using color. This book is illustrated with 20 design drawings of project ideas for use in traditional stained glass or etched glass, plus 8 full-sized project patterns for do it yourself construction.

Using letters and numbers in stained glass windows is a timeless tradition. The letter placement system combined with relatively simple to cut patterns styles will surely enable the tradition to continue.

Book Details:

  • 48 Pages
  • 6 Color Photos, 9 B&W Photos
  • 20 Project Drawings
  • 8 Full-size project patterns
  • 8.5” x 11” (21.5 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $14.95 US
  • ISBN-10: 0-919985-13-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-13-1

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Windows of Distinction

Studio Designer Series

by McMow Art Glass, Lake Worth, Florida

The first book in Wardell Publications’ Studio Designer Series features the work of McMow Art Glass, Lake Worth, Florida.

Book Synopsis:

McMow Art Glass presents this breathtaking collection of stained glass designs that goes beyond a mere gallery of their work. Readers are invited join them in the art studio to discover some of the insights and aesthetics that played a part their most successful installations. Whether you are researching decorating ideas for your own home or if you’re seeking inspiration to create a stained glass work in your art glass studio, Windows of Distinction will help you strike a balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and comfortable.

Publishers Description:

This archive includes 108 full color photographs with design details, stories and anecdotes. In addition to the photos you will find 48 scaled proposal renderings. This 80-page book is sure to inspire stained glass artist of all walks with styles that include geometric, floral, landscape and abstract. Windows of Distinction is a valuable resource for art glass studios, stained glass hobby crafters, homeowners, interior designers, and architects.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages – 40 Color, 40 B&W
  • 108 Color Photographs
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $23.95 US
  • ISBN: 0-919985-22-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-22-3

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Windows of Elegance – Volume 1

Studio Designer Series

by Carole Wardell, Glass Reflections Studio of Ft Lauderdale

Glass Reflections Studio of Ft Lauderdale creates architectural designs with stained glass for dramatic residential, commercial and church installations.

Book Synopsis:

Glass Reflections Studio of Ft Lauderdale is one of the most respected art glass studios in South Florida. They have built a reputation for innovative art glass, catering to discerning homeowners and designers seeking quality stained glass.

Publishers Description:

This book offers 108 color photographs of finished glass-work, many showing the stained glass installed within the stunning interiors revealing how art glass completes the stylish rooms. Whether you’re seeking inspiration to create a stained glass work in your art glass studio or researching decorating ideas for your own home, Windows of Elegance Volume 1 offers a wide choice of styles and a unique color palette.

This 80 page book is organized in style sections such as Traditional, Grand Entryways, Nouveau Nature and Abstractions. In addition to the 108 color photos you will find 48 scaled proposal renderings.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages – 40 Color, 40 B&W
  • 108 Photographs
  • 48 Detailed renderings
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $23.95 US
  • ISBN: 0-919985-21-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-21-6

About the Author:

Glass Reflections Stained Glass Studio has been designing, creating and installing exceptional beveled and leaded stained glass doors & windows since 1989. We have two books, published by Wardell Publications Inc. Windows of Elegance Volume 1 (featured on this page) & Windows of Elegance Volume 2. These books feature 20 years of stained glass installations that we have designed for homes, commercial settings and churches.


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Windows of Elegance – Volume 2

Studio Designer Series

by Carole Wardell, Glass Reflections Studio of Fort Lauderdale FL

Glass Reflections Studio of Ft Lauderdale creates architectural designs with stained glass for dramatic residential, commercial and church installations.

Book Synopsis:

Following on from the great success of ‘Windows of Elegance – Volume 1’ published in 1996, this 2nd volume brings together a completely new selection of dramatic art glass installations using location specific photography.

Publishers Description:

Whether you are researching decorating ideas for your own home or if you’re seeking inspiration to create a stained glass work in your art glass studio, Windows of Elegance – Volume 2 will help you strike a balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and comfortable.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages – all in color
  • 108 Photographs
  • 48 Detailed renderings
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $23.95 US
  • ISBN: 0-919985-42-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-42-1

About the Author:

Glass Reflections Stained Glass Studio has been designing, creating and installing exceptional beveled and leaded stained glass doors & windows since 1989. We have two books, published by Wardell Publications Inc. Windows of Elegance Volume 2 (featured on this page) & Windows of Elegance Volume 1. These books feature 20 years of stained glass installations that we have designed for homes, commercial settings and churches.

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Windows of Enduring Beauty

Studio Designer Series

by Preston Studios of Melbourne Florida

Artists John Emery & Jerry Preston have generously opened their photo archive of art glass installations for this inspirational book of stained glass designs.

Book Synopsis:

A book of this nature is designed to share imaginative designs and concepts. It can be an inspiration for new projects, a resource for commissions, or even more simply, a visual feast for anyone who loves art glass. Most of the 84 color photographs showcase the glasswork in its installed environment, giving the reader a sense of the interior atmosphere.

Publishers Description:

Preston Studios design style ranges from traditional beveled fabrications to Tiffany inspired landscapes and florals. Windows of Enduring Beauty traces a 25-year exploration of artistic themes by the partnership of Jerry D Preston and John C Emery. This unique blending of two talents, operating as Preston Studios, has produced all of the work featured in this book. Windows of Enduring Beauty is sure to be a valuable resource for homeowners, architects, art glass studios, interior designers, and stained glass hobby crafters.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages – all in color
  • 84 Color Photographs
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $23.95 US
  • ISBN: 0-919985-37-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-37-7

About the Author:

One of the specialties of Preston Studios is their custom residential entrance design and fabrication. Designs for private residences run the range from Bauhaus Moderne to French Baroque, to Contemporary Transitional. Each entrance is designed to uniquely suite the architectural setting while striving to enhance what lies within.

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Windows of Enduring Color

Studio Designer Series

by Preston Studios of Melbourne Florida

The tenth book in Wardell Publications’ Studio Designer Series features the work of glass artists John Emery & Jerry Preston.

Book Synopsis:

Preston Studios made a big impression with their first book, Windows of Enduring Beauty and this second book of their work is impressive as well. The images in this collection capture the imagination of the chic designer in all of us. Stained glass has been around for hundreds of years and it has never been more popular than it is today. Preston Studios takes the art of glass to a new level with their colorful and creative designs. Many works are photographed showing the interior setting of the room to present the installation in its local environment.

Publishers Description:

This 80-page book contains more than 80 color photographs of stained glass entryways, doors and windows, 58 shown within the room setting. In addition you will find artist comments and design details for each installation, plus an interesting account of the studio’s history and their design philosophy.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages – all in color
  • 80 Color Photographs
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $23.95 US
  • ISBN: 0-919985-57-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-57-5

About the Author:

One of the specialties of Preston Studios is their custom residential entrance design and fabrication. Designs for private residences run the range from Bauhaus Moderne to French Baroque, to Contemporary Transitional. Each entrance is designed to uniquely suite the architectural setting while striving to enhance what lies within.

Author Contact Link:

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Windows of North America

Studio Designer Series

by Nine Different Art Glass Studios in Canada & USA

Book Synopsis:

You are invited to take a tour of nine renowned art glass studios located throughout the USA and Canada.

Publishers Description:

This book contains one of the most inspiring collections of designer glass assembled.

Each studio is featured in an 8 page layout presenting color photographs of spectacular installations and artists proposals.

This book will be a valued addition to all art glass libraries and is essential for architects, interior designers, glass artists and everyone who appreciates beautiful.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages – 40 Color, 40 B&W
  • 96 Photographs
  • 48 Detailed renderings
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 x 28 cm)
  • Soft Cover: Square binding
  • Suggested retail – $23.95 US
  • ISBN: 0-919985-24-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-24-7

Participating Studios:

Listed in the order as they appear in the book

  • Powers Illustrated Stained Glass, Scottsdale, ARIZONA, USA
  • Old World Ornamental Glass, Columbus, OHIO, USA
  • Sarah Hall Studio, Toronto, ONTARIO, CANADA
  • Elliot Bay Art Glass, Seattle, WASHINGTON, USA
  • Preston Studios, Melbourne, FLORIDA, USA
  • Shylar Studio, Edmonton, ALBERTA, CANADA
  • Glass Roots Stained Glass, Buffalo, NEW YORK, USA
  • Saratoga Door & Window, Saratoga, CALIFORNIA, USA
  • February’s Glass Designers, Spring, TEXAS, USA

eBooks

 

Feng Shui & Art Glass

For Stained Glass, Fused Glass & Mosaic Projects

This book is a treasure of information for anyone wanting their own work to
bring peace and beauty into their homes, and the homes of their clients.

by Stu Goldman & Grace Parish

FENG SHUI (pronounced fung sh-way) is rapidly becoming part of mainstream American culture. In fact, it has become so popular that major bookstores give it its own dedicated section. Oprah refers to it regularly, Donald Trump employs it as he transforms Manhattan and many Americans, both famous and everyday people, have their own personal consultants. Both co-authors of ‘Feng Shui & Art Glass’ use it in their everyday lives.

It is not necessary to be an expert in the practice of Feng Shui to make it a component of your art glass offerings. It will require some effort to learn enough basic information to deal with Feng Shui intelligently and enough familiarity to research what you don’t know. If it is to become an important component, then obviously more study on your part will be called for, but for now, let us assume that you wish to incorporate Feng Shui into your repertoire along with many other points of interest. It can only add to your ability to satisfy a customer’s needs.

Book Details:

  • 115 Pages
  • 56 Photos – 36 Patterns
  • Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ (21.5 x 28 cm)
  • Price – $14.95 US
  • eBook in PDF Format
  • Read on Computer or Tablet Device
  • ISBN-10: 0-919985-52-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-52-0

 

About the Authors:

Stu Goldman

Is the author of three books in the stained glass field and has contributed to many more. In addition, Stu has been managing editor for two widely respected Art Glass periodicals. As an art educator, he conducts workshops on stained glass and designing throughout the United States. His drawings and work in glass can be found in private collections and museums around the world. http://stugoldmans2dio.com

Grace Parish

Is a Certified Feng Shui Consultant. She advises both private and business interests in the Art of Placement. In her additional role as a Real Estate professional, she often combines her Feng Shui expertise with her function as an agent to enhance interior and exterior environments for the benefit of her clients. She is the author of numerous published articles on the subject, and a practicioner of the Black Tantric Buddist (BTB) School of Feng Shui.


Studio Designer Series

by Chuck Franklin Glass Studio of Portland Oregon

The Ninth book in Wardell Publications’ Studio Designer Series featuring the work of Chuck Franklin.

Book Synopsis:

Chuck Franklin established his glass studio in 1974 and was at the cutting edge of the modern stained glass movement in North America. The portfolio presented in this book centers on the studio’s wide-ranging glass creations for discerning homeowners, churches, and commercial applications. Their extensive work for the McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant chain alone features enormous domed ceilings, elaborate light sculptures and comprehensive landscape windows.

Publishers Description

This 80-page book contains more than 140 color photographs of stained glass creations illustrating the essential design elements of balance, color, and movement. Leafing through these pages will provide unlimited inspiration for art glass projects of your own.

Book Details:

  • 80 Pages
  • 140 Photographs
  • Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ (21.5 x 28 cm)
  • Price – $14.95 US
  • eBook in PDF Format
  • Read on Computer or Tablet Device
  • ISBN-10: 0-919985-80-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-919985-80-3

Purchase Information:

This eBook is not available as a printed book. It is available for purchase and download from the website of many art glass supply stores. Please check your favorite retail supplier to see if this eBook is available on their website. If you are an art glass supplier and would like to offer our eBooks for sale on your website please contact us for information on our affiliate program.

About the Author:

Chuck Franklin received the Art Glass Association’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award – The portfolio of work presented in this book shows you how he earned it!


Available eBooks:

  • Windows of Vision
  • Orchids in Glass
  • Lamps For the 21st century